Thursday, April 9, 2015

Prayer requests and Easter

We have some prayer requests. 

Will you pray for two of our heart friends, Owen and Emma? They are both dealing with decreased heart function and are in the CICU. Emma has HLHS/IAS like Ella and is recovering from open heart surgery, Owen is post transplant and went in this morning for a precautionary echo since he was having tummy trouble and the echo showed decreased heart function that was "emergent". Emma and Owen are both in need of prayers! 

Also Ella is still dealing with her GI issues and they are causing quite a bit of discomfort. She is also breaking out in hives on a regular basis and we haven't been able to figure out why just yet. This has been going on for about 2 months and some days it's worse then others. We think it may have something to do with her laxatives possibly, however we can't stop them just yet or she has more tummy problems. Ugh, not fun for our poor baby! She has also had some low oxygen that isn't too much of a concern to her cardiologist at this time, but could at some point be something we need to look into further. Right now it is mostly just discouraging since it causes Ella to not have as much energy as she could and also it doesn't give her as much of a cushion for illnesses that can cause her oxygen to drop. 

We covet your prayers as we lean on God's strength to keep moving forward through the unknowns of this life. 

Easter 2015- was spent at home with just the three of us celebrating the fact that Jesus is alive and because of His sacrifice and love someday our suffering will end and our hearts, minds, and bodies will be made whole in His presence! 

A few weeks prior we did get to celebrate Easter with our family!